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Horizon Academy West

Charter | PK-6 | 412 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted May 9, 2012

Best school I have ever been associated with. Teachers are extremely professional and willing to work with parents. Administration works well and listen to parents, staff and students.All staff are interested in doing whatever is practical that will help the child. They do have rather strict rules pertaining to attendence, and parents should realize that in order for students to do their best, good habits must be learned and punctuality is part of learning. Serious discipline problems are rare and students enjoy knowing where consistant disciplinary boundaries stand. Overall great school with great teachers, attentive administration and wonderful warm learning environment, what else could any parent wish for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

haw is a great school your kids dont just get in trouble they have to be doing something bad i am a current student there and it amazing if you want to send your child to go to a good school go to haw is it is strict but it is good all lose comments are not true the staff are amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2011

I have been unsatisfied with HAW's OVERLY STRICT RULES regarding tardiness. I do not agree with the miscommunication I have been given by my child's teacher and other staff. I was misinformed twice, what times to bring my child to class and in result, my child has been counted as tardy for those two times, and no leniency was given to my child for mistakes on staff's part. I believe the staff does not take time to listen to parents and takes no responsibility for miscommunication to parents, which I believe would be more professional. In addition, I feel the consequences for tardiness are too strict and should only be applied to student's who miss 5 or more COMPLETE DAYS of school without written excuse. I was very excited to bring my son to school and expected it to be more of a fun learning experience for my 5 year old. However, I now feel like he is instead treated as if he is attending college and punished for something he has nothing to do with. If my son were to be tardy 5 more days and taken from recess, I believe he would be completely confused, wondering in his 5 year old mind, why he is getting in trouble for something HE DID NOT DO!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

I sent my twin daughters to HAW for 6th grade to avoid the huge local middle school (LBJ). They had a wonderful experience (how many of us can say that about 6th grade?) Both 6th grade classes are taught by strong, intelligent MEN. Just what 6th grade boys need to relate and tow the line. I am so glad they went there-now they are much more prepared for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

I have never encountered such an awful experience as I did with the staff at Horizon Academy. After reading the reviews and speaking with other parents I decided to listen to the positive rather than the negative. I truly believe I made the biggest mistake ever by putting my child there! From the very first day I entered the building I received bad if any customer service from the secretaries. Not only are the policies and procedures ridiculous but my child and I were harassed on a weekly basis by the staff. Dropping your child off in the morning is absolutely insane because there is nobody directing traffic. I brought this concern up several times worried that someone would get hurt, and nothing was ever done! The staff closes the gates at 7:45am, if you are dropping off your child at that time the staff member will literally close the door on your child s face. If your child attends the after school program, finding your child at the end of the day is infuriating like playing cat and mouse. The so call professionals of the school have no people skills! Ultimately, my child and I are extremely excited to move forward and leave this experience far behind us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

Charter school with small classes; 4-day school week; right off I-40. Great teachers & involved staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female53%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female48%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female43%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students35%
Female37%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female67%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 76% 58%
White 12% 25%
Black 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 13%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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1900 Atrisco Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: (505) 998-0459

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